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Honda stripping customers of legal recourse in event of ‘exploding airbag’ injury

Posted: July 29, 2014 Product Liability

Anyone who wants to buy certain used 2001-2011 Honda and Acura vehicles at a Honda dealership will now be required to sign a document agreeing to let Honda off the hook in the event the vehicle’s airbag explodes, maiming or

BP, Anadarko ask appeals court to reconsider Clean Water Act liability issues

Posted: July 29, 2014 Environmental

BP and its Deepwater Horizon partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week for another chance to demonstrate they should not be penalized for Clean Water Act violations as a result of the 2010

Mobile health care system, affiliates settle whistleblower lawsuit for $24.5 million

Posted: July 25, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Alabama’s largest non-government health care system, two affiliated clinics, and a physicians group have agreed to pay the U.S. $24.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging they violated the False Claims Act and anti-kickback laws by paying or receiving

New details arise on NHTSA’s EWR database regarding GM’s fatal ignition switch-related crashes

Posted: July 24, 2014 Product Liability

New details involving 19 fatal crashes stemming from General Motors’ (GM) faulty ignition switch surfaced on Wednesday. Aubrey Williams, a 32-year-old single mother, was one of the many victims mentioned in the data. In December 2013, Williams was killed during

Deadly ATV accident underlines the importance of safety when operating these vehicles

Posted: July 16, 2014 Personal Injury

All-terrain-vehicles, or ATVs, are not something we normally think of as dangerous. However, just recently a man was killed while riding one on the road. Thirty-seven-year-old Antonio Farrow was killed in Wetumpka, Ala., on Monday while riding his ATV. He

R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. cited for safety violations by OSHA after the deaths of two workers in January

Posted: July 8, 2014 Personal Injury

Following its investigation of the deaths of two workers in Montgomery last January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. LLC four safety violations.

BP exec can face criminal charge in connection with oil spill, court decides

Posted: July 7, 2014 Environmental

A former BP executive can be tried on a criminal charge of lying to Congress during its oil spill investigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning the decision of a lower court that had dismissed the charges in

Alabama whistleblower’s retaliation case can go forward, U.S. Supreme Court says

Posted: July 3, 2014 Personal Injury

The U.S. Supreme Court last week sided with an Alabama whistleblower who sued Central Alabama Community College’s president for allegedly firing him after he had uncovered discrepancies in the payroll of a college program. The high court’s decision overturns the

Recall: Flowers Foods bread contains undeclared milk

Posted: July 2, 2014 Recalls

Flowers Foods has just announced a recall of all brands of Bar-B-Q bread for containing undeclared milk. Dairy allergies are very common throughout the country. People who eat this bread unaware of its true contents can put their life at

Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill

Posted: June 27, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana’s seafood industries are in serious decline more than four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and flooded the northern Gulf with millions of barrels of oil. Recent reports from the state’s oyster and shrimp industries indicate that fisheries have